A rumor that Samsung might equip the Galaxy S7 with a dual-camera setup popped up a few weeks ago, and recent leaks regarding the dual-camera technology for smartphones that the company is working on definitely lent some weight to it. Not only is Samsung definitely working on dual-camera technology, it’s expected to finish development by the end of the year, which means there’s plenty of time for it to be implemented in next year’s Galaxy S7. It all seems to come together quite nicely, and definitely makes sense, but as it turns out, the Galaxy S7 is reportedly one of the only Samsung phones that WON’T have a dual camera next year. This is so that Samsung can test the technology out a bit and then improve it, which means we can expect a dual camera on the Galaxy S8 instead.
About three weeks ago we came across an interesting rumor, suggesting that Samsung is entertaining the idea of using a dual-camera setup for its upcoming Galaxy S7. Admittedly this seemed rather odd given the fact that HTC’s last attempt to capture the market with its dual-camera solutions failed to impress, but it didn’t seem impossible either. The technology has its benefits (such as providing real depth of field effects and richer post-processing tools), so perhaps smartphone manufacturers need to approach it differently in order to make it work from a commercial point of view. But without derailing too much from the main topic, today we stumbled across another rumor indicating that while Samsung is indeed working on dual-camera solutions, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is not part of the process. According to sources cited by ETNews in Korea, Samsung is currently developing dual-camera solutions for smartphones with the development planned to finish by the end of the year (kind of in-synch with the Galaxy S7). However, the Samsung Galaxy S7 will reportedly not be among the smartphones queued up to adopt the aforementioned camera technology. Instead, the company will analyze the dual-camera smartphone market after the next Galaxy model hits the shelves, in order to determine what might be the most beneficial approach.